Moisture Festival

After seven years, you know the drill. The annual spring Moisture Festival comes in two flavors: matinees are for kids (clowns, trapeze artists, silly costumes, etc.), while late-night shows are for grown-ups (revealing costumes, burlesque, double entendres, etc.). But in both its G-rated and R-rated iterations, the fest is a great way to catch up with a bevy of Seattle (and visiting) cabaret artists all under one roof. At the main venue in Fremont, the Zebra Kings will serve as house band for most shows. Onstage—and overhead—will be performers like Aviatrix, an all-girl troupe of retro-style wing-walkers who, without benefit of actual biplanes, will cavort above you in flapper attire. Also on the bill tonight are sultry singing quartet Caela & The Dangerous Flares and Carla Ulbrich, who specializes in songs about oddball topics. For example: what to do if you're in love with a Klingon. We're guessing that one is safe for the kids. Ron W. Bailey and Simon Neale are your emcees. The talent changes almost every night, so you may need to go twice to see even half the artists. Note that satellite venues include ACT (March 25-27), Georgetown Ballroom (April 1-3), SIFF Cinema (April 4), and Vashon Island's Open Space (April 8-9). T. BONILLA

Thu., March 17, 7:30 p.m.; March 18-April 10, 2011

 
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